Psalm 31

David trusts in the Lord and rejoices in His mercy—Speaking as the Messiah he says, Into Thine hand I commit my spirit—He counsels, O love the Lord, all ye His Saints, for the Lord preserves the faithful.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

 In thee, O Lord, do I put my atrust; let me never be bashamed: deliver me in thy crighteousness.

 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy aname’s sake lead me, and guide me.

 Pull me out of the anet that they have laid bprivily for me: for thou art my strength.

 Into thine hand I commit my aspirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.

 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord.

 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my abelly.

 10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

 11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without afled from me.

 12 I am aforgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken bvessel.

 13 For I have heard the aslander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

 14 But I atrusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.

 15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

 16 Make thy face to ashine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.

 17 Let me not be aashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

 18 Let the alying lips be put to bsilence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

 19 Oh how great is thy agoodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a apavilion from the bstrife of tongues.

 21 Blessed be the Lord: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.

 22 For I said in my ahaste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

 23 O alove the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord bpreserveth the cfaithful, and plentifully drewardeth the proud doer.

 24 Be of good acourage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that bhope in the Lord.